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Office of Inspector General

OIG News Release: EPA IG responds to open letter from Sen. Vitter

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins Jr. has responded to a letter signed and released to the public February 18 by U.S. Sen. David Vitter, Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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